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Plum Cobbler

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Whether prepared as one large cobbler or in individual ramekins, you're sure to love the unique filling of plums, ginger, and lemon juice. Each serving weighs in right under 300 calories.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds plums, peeled, pitted, and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6.75 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) plus 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 6 ounces chilled 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 293
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 52 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 169 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 tablespoons flour; toss. Arrange mixture in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  3. Weigh or lightly spoon 75 ounces flour (about 1 1/2 cups) into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and baking powder in a food processor; pulse 3 times. Add butter, rind, and cheese; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; pulse until blended.

  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls over plum mixture; sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 375° for 55 minutes or until golden.